About the Islander
Find Your Next Great Novel or Gift at the Bookstore
Living on an island, we all know the feeling of frustration when searching for your next good book or a perfect gift, especially when you need it now. You end up sending your hard earned money off the island to big name companies and pay extra for rush shipping to get it here in time.
The Islander Bookshop brings new books and gifts to our island community every season so the selection is always being updated.
You'll find a cozy gift, a gift card, and your next great read at the moment that you need it. Every time you purchase locally you help create the community in which you want to live.
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Sell Your Gently Used Books
We are happy to announce that we are accepting used books once again for all ages and genres!
Please read the terms below prior to bringing in your books. Thank you for thinking of The Islander!
The Islander is Community Inspired & Supported
341 Community Supported Bookshop Memberships
218 Special Orders Placed Monthly
22+ Local Artists and Authors Showcasing Their Talent & Creations
How to Place a Special Order
1. Fill out this form
2. We will order the book for you. No pre-payment required and no shipping charges are passed on to you.
3. In about ten business days (weather and Covid dependent) receive a text when your book arrives.
How to Purchase a Gift Card
You can now purchase a gift card online and have it emailed or texted to someone special. You can choose what day you would like the gift card sent!
It really is such a gift to witness my kids growing up in a town with a bookstore.
A visit to The Islander Bookshop is a mini vacation for anyone who likes books and coffee.
Jaclyn C. Local Artist
The pins are my first creative endeavor. It’s been such a point of pride that they have been in the book store!
Exciting Membership Update for 2022 - Evening Events, Discounts & More!
Become a bookstore member today!
Giving Back To Our COmmunity
Kodiak Kindness Project
Our community has been so supportive of the bookstore so we want to pay that kindness forward. We are thrilled to donate to the Kodiak Kindness Project.
Every time a baby is born in Kodiak, they are gifted a Goodnight Moon board book from the bookstore thanks to our collaboration with the Kodiak Kindness Project. We also donate 20% of sales of books on the Kodiak Kindness shelf in the bookstore!
We Don't Just Care About Books.
We care about you, and about creating a space in our community which inspires connecting with our friends and neighbors through favorite books and gifts. We are looking forward to the day we can gather together again.
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Shop Online for Books & Audiobooks
Bookshop: Purchase and have the books delivered straight from the warehouse to your address. Your Kodiak indie bookstore will receive a share of the sale thanks to the American Book Association which put this resource together for us. The warehouse can ship to anywhere in the U.S.! Unfortunately Islander gift cards do not work on Bookshop.org. Message if you would like to transfer a gift card tor bookshop.org
Homeschool Families - We're an IDEA Vendor
The Islander Bookshop is a vendor with IDEA. Please let us know that you are an IDEA Homeschool family and we can bill IDEA directly for all of your books and educational material for homeschool!
Located at 1315 Mill Bay Road, Kodiak, AK 99615
Next to the KVOK Radio Station and Northwoods Massage.
Monday - Saturday 10:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday 12 PM - 6:30 PM